Is there a name for the phrases "city of", "university of", "county of", etc?

As in, City of New York, University of Florida, County of Cork.

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That is a kind of apposition, it is called appositive oblique.

  • Thanks! In "The John Smith Company" are "John Smith" and "Company" also appositions?
    – fgregg
    Mar 23, 2015 at 16:43
  • @fgregg - definitely yes.
    – Yellow Sky
    Mar 23, 2015 at 17:10

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